Volunteering your time is something that not only helps your community, but helps your well-being too. Studies have shown that people who volunteer are less likely to be depressed, especially for people 65 years or older (Mayo Clinic, 2017). This is mostly attributed to the social aspect of volunteering. It takes a village to get things done, and when you’re volunteering for a place that you are passionate about helping, chances are that village shares the same passion that you do. This of course leads to lifelong friendships and makes you enjoy what you’re doing even more.
Have you ever seen a person experiencing homelessness and discover you have a passion to help them? Or maybe you love to cook but are the type to make WAY too much food (we serve meals 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our residents so we definitely could use you!).
Maybe volunteering at Bartlett Housing Solutions can help you build your resume for your career. Whatever the reason is, we would love to have you! We accept almost any kind of help you are willing to offer, but these are the most common volunteer opportunities:
So wherever your skills and passions lie, just know that you are welcome at Bartlett Housing Solutions. We will be here for you when you want to do good, and we will be here for you if need housing.
Ready to give back? Apply here:
We want 2020 to be a revolutionary year for Morgantown, WV. With your help, we can get as many people off the streets as possible and into warm, safe homes for the winter. However, why not help those in need and still have fun? That is why we put together The Crafts & Laughs New Year’s Eve Fundraiser, because you can still give a lot while eating, drinking, and having a great time with friends.
So before you plan on going out of town for New Year’s consider these reasons why you should stay:
The 2nd Annual Crafts and Laughs New Year’s Eve Fundraiser is put on in collaboration with Bartlett Housing Solutions, Mountain State Brewing Company, and The Fearless Fools. All of which are companies based in Morgantown, WV and benefit to coming together to celebrate ringing in the New Year. All proceeds will go to finding housing solutions to people right here in Morgantown.
If you’ve been to Mountain State Brewing Company, you know that their wood-fired pizza is out of this world; but did you know that they will have a whole pizza and appetizer BUFFET that comes with the admission for this event? If you haven’t tried their pizza, this event is the perfect opportunity to try one of every kind (don’t worry, the New Year’s resolutions don’t start until after this event). So with pizza, appetizers, and craft beers on tap, you’re sure to be well fed.
This event has constant shows going on that will be sure to make you laugh. At 9pm, Cody Cannon and Co. will be performing and then at 10:30pm, the local improv group, The Fearless Fools will be performing. So if you haven’t attended an improv show before, now if the time! It’s always fun to see what the performers do with the audience’s suggestions.
As if bringing home great memories isn’t enough, you also have the opportunity to bring home great gifts in our silent auction! Not only is it nice to come home with something, but the money raised during the auction will also go to helping people in your local community find sustainable housing solutions. It’s a win-win!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s celebration without a toast! Each ticket comes with a glass of champagne and a cupcake so you can be sure to ring in the New Year exactly how you envisioned it. With a glass of champagne, surrounded by happy people with full bellies.
The Crafts & Laughs New Year’s Fundraiser will take place Dec. 31st at Mountain State Brewing Company at 8pm. Tickets are available here.
We hope to see you there!